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Aggravated assault charges laid against teen in random Regina mall stabbing

REGINA - A 15-year-old boy is facing charges of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon after four people were injured in a stabbing at a mall in downtown Regina. Police say a teenager entered the Cornwall Centre on Tuesday evening armed with a knife and began randomly attacking people who were nearby. Deputy police chief Bob Morin says police don't know what prompted the attack. "This was a very spontaneous, unpredictable event," Morin said Wednesday at a news conference at police headquarters.

Documents allege man accused in stabbing spree got knives at West Edmonton Mall

EDMONTON - Police believe a man accused of a stabbing spree at a grocery warehouse first stopped at West Edmonton Mall and bought two large knives before heading to work. Two men were killed and four others wounded during the bloody attack at the Loblaws building last month. Court documents used to obtain search warrants allege Jayme Pasieka (JAY'-mee Pah-SAY'-kah) had been drinking alcohol in his apartment before he strapped on a military-style vest and armed himself with two small knives.

Muslim converts tried to decapitate UK soldier, trial hears

Two Muslim converts attempted to hack off a British soldier's head with knives and a meat cleaver in broad daylight on a London street, a court heard as their long-awaited murder trial opened Friday. Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, are accused of murdering 25-year-old Lee Rigby as he walked to his barracks in Woolwich, south London, in May. The two defendants, both Britons of Nigerian descent, deny murder.

Police looking at son in stabbing of Virginia state senator: officials

RICHMOND, Virginia (Reuters) - Police investigating the stabbing of a Virginia state senator who was found critically wounded and whose 24-year-old son was killed by a gunshot wound are looking into the possibility that the case is an attempted murder-suicide. "Based on the evidence we have right now we are looking into this as an attempted murder and suicide," Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told a news conference. "That is not an absolute determination"

Terror-linked charges for suspect in French soldier stabbing

A judge on Friday charged a recent convert to Islam who stabbed a French soldier over the weekend with "attempted murder linked to a terrorist enterprise", a judicial source said. The 22-year-old was arrested Wednesday after the stabbing of a soldier in a busy Paris commercial complex and transport hub of La Defense that came on the heels of the brutal murder of a soldier in London. The man, Alexandre D., admitted after his arrest that he stabbed Private First Class Cedric Cordiez in the neck. Cordiez has since been discharged from hospital.
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